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Archive for March, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Kingblind.com News that you can use

Third Shins album expected in October

Seu Jorge announces N. American tour

Apple Defense: Beatles Missed the Bus

Watch The Flaming Lips on David Letterman (Video) .wmv required

Jose Gonzalez Live on Conan O’Brien (Video) .wmv required

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Yeah Yeah Yeah’s:: Gold Lion (LIVE on David Letterman Video)
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Robert Pollard: 2006-03-17, Austin-Dancing Girls and Dancing Men
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My Morning Jacket: 2005-06-29, Buffalo
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Mogwai Live at Logan Square Auditorium on 2006-03-01
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

Kingblind news that you can use

Smiths offered even more cash to reunite

Replacements reunite for new songs

Bloc Party unveil second album

Carl Barat discusses life after Libertines, new band Dirty Pretty Things

The Flaming Lips are on Letterman tonight

Kingblind Downloads

Squeeze:: The Singles
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Tom Waits:: Real Gone
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My Bloody Valentine:: Loveless
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Stereolab: 2006-03-28, Los Angeles
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The High Strung: “N Over C” (MP3 Single)
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Pretty Girls Make Graves:: The Nocturnal House
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Jose Gonzalez on Conan O’Brien tonight

Set your VCRs and mind meld your Tivos…Jose Gonzalez performs on Late Night with Conan O’Brien TOMORROW Wednesday, March 29 (following The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC). This is Jose Gonzalez’ North American television debut, capping off a successful run at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin and three sold out NYC dates this week alone!

Tune in to see Gonzalez perform Heartbeats, an acoustic cover of Swedish electronic band The Knife’s breakout song. Heartbeats is also the feature track in the Sony Bravia TV campaign (running in Europe) and appears on Gonzalez’ debut record Veneer. Originally released in America on Hidden Agenda in September 2005, Mute re-releases the highly acclaimed album April 4.

Kingblind news that you can use

Prince lands first #1 debut

DJ Shadow previews new album

Arctic Monkeys talk new material

Raconteurs slate first US date

Beck Gears Up For Euro Festivals, Radiohead Dates

Phil Spector Sued By Ex-Assistant

Kingblind Downloads

And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead- Worlds Apart
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The Olivia Tremor Control – Music from the Unrealized Film Script, Dusk at Cubist Castle
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My Bloody Valentine – Live in Leicester, England, May 1990 MPG
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Rolling Stones – Their Satanic Majesties Request (UK 1967) [Remastered]
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Video of The Flaming Lips Covering “Bohemian Rhapsody” at SXSW 2006

Kingblind.com news that you can use

Paul Simon collaborates with Brian Eno for new album set for May 9th

Morrissey boycotts Canada

Jack White loves the Arctic Monkeys

Rose Tattoo’s Pete Wells Dies

Neko Case’s new album profiled on NPR

Kingblind Band Profile:: (Band of Horses)

Seattle, WA’s Band of Horses plays dense, aching mid-tempo indie rock reminiscent of Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Formed in 2004 by multi-instrumentalists Ben Bridwell and Matt Brooke out of the ashes of former incarnation Carissa’s Wierd, the group caught the attention of Sub Pop during a show with friends and future lablemates Iron & Wine. The label signed the newly minted outfit in 2005 and re-released their self-titled EP. Their full-length debut, Everything All the Time, arrived in March of 2006.

RIYL:: Neil Young, Flaming Lips, Built to Spill, Acetone, The Shins.

Band of Horses:: MP3′s

Bass Song (DEMO)
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Funeral (DEMO)
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Wicked Gill (DEMO)
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I lost my dingle on the red line
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Monday, March 27, 2006

Kingblind.com news that you can use

Swell Maps’ Nikki Sudden dies
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David Bowie releases Serious Moonlight DVD
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Jack White squashes rumors of White Stripes split
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Buck Owens dies at 76
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Kingblind Downloads

Bloc Party:: Silent Alarm Remixed
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Jeff Magnum (Neutral Milk Hotel):: Live at Aquarius Records
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Wes Montgomery:: So Much Guitar (Jazz)
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Madvillain:: Four Tet Remixes
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Pink Floyd:: The Wall (Complete Movie)
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KLF:: The White Room (SUPER Rare Movie)
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Friday, March 24, 2006

Prince:: 3121 (Album Review)

After years of contractual disputes, name changes, musical experimentation and allegiance to The Watch Tower, Prince showed signs of reclaiming his pop crown with 2004′s Musicology album. His first record released through a major label in years, it suggested The Artist was ready to stride back into public consciousness. A tour around its release was the most profitable of the year. He’d been a Slave, but now the master was set for his return.

In consequence of Musicology’s success, its follow-up, 3121, has been the subject of that much more interest. Released through a different major on another one-album deal, 3121 finds Prince, after years in pop’s wilderness, all funked up.

The multi-instrumentalist from Minneapolis has grown to be hugely influential since his late ’70s debut. Influenced himself by Sly Stone and James Brown, his disciples now include everyone from Pharrell Williams to Alicia Keyes. His funkier, poppy flavours are the moments best remembered – 1999 and When Doves Cry amongst them.

The sleeve suggests Prince remains convinced of his own immeasurable worth. Photos of what seem to be his diva pad, complete with purple cushions embossed variously with his symbol or, in one case, the word “SATISFIED”, are precious. There’s a custom-built gold pool table, a jacuzzi complete with floating flower petals and a great deal of (what else?) purple. In this mausoleum-like tribute to himself everything looks ironed – even the tables. Move over, Mariah.

3121′s opener, the title track, is a promising if jarring beginning toward justifying such outlandishness. Off-tone bass and a chugging rhythm, with effects-treated vocals reminiscent of his experimentation on The Rainbow Children, mix with squeaky, off-the-wall horns and a backing choir of munchkins to create an unsettling dungeon of demons. Lyrically it sets the scene for what will be an album with libidinous concerns at its core as Prince, sounding like a dirty old man in a beige coat, invites all and sundry back to his place: “U can come if U want 2 / But U can never leave.”

The dirty old man theme continues with Lolita where, unlike Nobokov, he seems to turn down the attentions of an underage girl: “U’re trying to write cheques / Ur body can’t cash.” But with phat, echoing synths and shimmering guitar, and The New Power Generation gang lending vocal support, it’s one of the album’s strongest moments.

Single Black Sweat reminds most of Pharrell Williams, with Prince’s vocals ranging extraordinarily from camp-as-fake-tits falsetto to throaty growls, multitracked over a harsh backdrop of whistley synth, hand claps and bass-laden drums. A couple of tracks later, Love revisits a similar funky place, while later still Fury feels like a sample of his late ’80s heyday.

Amongst the guests are Maceo Parker and Candi Dulfer with “hornz” (matron!), but Prince is well able to handle just about everything himself. One of the catchier moments is The Word, on which he sings and plays every instrument including sax. The Dance showcases that virtuosity again, with menacing synths and flamboyant piano set to a Cubanesque rhythm. Its counterpoint here is Te Amo Corazon, also taking its cue from Havana’s beat but with more obvious radio play potential.

But it’s not all booty-bouncing bohemia. Incense and Candles and Beautiful, Loved and Blessed, recorded with Prince’s latest purple protégé Támar, are downtempo R&B numbers that seem to serve only to break up the record’s better moments. On their evidence he can do syrupy ballads. But so can Craig David and Mariah Carey, and the world is not a better place for them.

He concludes with a foot-stomping homage to James Brown, Get On The Boat, where just about everyone joins him for an extended wig-out showcase of performance genius. It sounds like he’s having fun leading a band and getting on down. It’s a great note to finish on.

Prince is at his best when his music is unmistakably his. Half of the tracks on 3121 could not have been made by anyone else, but the slushy R&B ballads are not amongst them. Fast forward through these, however, and in the rest of his most accessible record in years hear why Prince is hailed a genius, and one who here sounds like he’s having a ball.
(Michael Hubbard)

Kingblind Downloads

Verve Jazz Masters 1 Louis Armstrong
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Pink Floyd:: Best Of Tour ’72: RESTORED VERSION
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Sufjan Steven’s Rareties
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Johnny Thunders – In Cold Blood
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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Kingblind.com news that you can use

South Park gets revenge on Isaac Hayes

DJ Shadow discusses upcoming album

Eno not working on new Roxy Music album

Morrissey apologizes to Arctic Monkeys